The General Laws of Massachusetts, from the Adoption of the Constitution, to February, 1822; With the Constitutions of the United States and of This Commonwealth, Together with Their Respective Amendments, Prefixed, REV. and Volume 1

The General Laws of Massachusetts, from the Adoption of the Constitution, to February, 1822; With the Constitutions of the United States and of This Commonwealth, Together with Their Respective Amendments, Prefixed, REV. and Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...recited whereupon it was considered and a judged by our said court, that the bod of the said G. H. should be taken and held, until he shall prodyuce the body of the said C. D. and until he shall pay the sum of taxed in costs against him: We therefore command you, that you take the body of the said G. H.' into your custody, and him there to hold irreplevisably in one of our gaols in our said county of S. until he shall produce the body of the said C. D. or is discharged by order of law. Witness Esq. at B. the day of in the year of our Lord Clerk. Saar. 6. And be itfurthc-r enacted, That in any stage of the proceedings upon process pursuant to this Act, any person shall be permitted to appear for the plaintiff, who will stipulate as the court shall direct for the payment of all costs and damages that may be awarded against the plaintiff, although he can produce no special power for that purpose. February 19, 1787. An Ac? for the more speedy and effectual Suppression of Tumults and Insurreclions in the Commonwealth. WHEREAS in a free government, where the people have a right to bear arms for the common defence, and the military power is held in subordination to the civil authority, it is necessary for the safety of the State that the virtuous citizens thereof should hold themselves in readiness, and when called upon, should exert their efforts to support the civil government, and oppose the attempts of factions and wicked men who may wish to subvert the laws and Constitution of" their country; and whereas a delay in suppressin tumults and insurrections, in divers counties of the State, hasieen attended with alarming consequences, such tumults and insurrections havinv lately grown into the unnatural and dangerous rebellion, whiczh...show more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 594g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777166
  • 9781236777164